Archive for the ‘PetWork Washington, DC’ Category

Rock Creek Cats (Garrett Park, Maryland 20896) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping less fortunate felines in the Washington, D.C. area.



Our main activity is helping outdoor, unadoptable (feral/wild) cats through what’s known as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR): humanely trapping them, getting them spayed/neutered and vaccinated, and returning them to their environment, while ensuring they have food and shelter. TNR averts the birth of kittens, prevents the feral population from getting out of control, and reduces the number of cats who end up in overloaded, high-kill shelters.

When we come across cats who are good candidates for adoption, we get them appropriate veterinary care and foster them until they are placed in loving, permanent homes.


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Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue is a non-profit Virginia corporation that rescues, rehabilitates, and finds new homes for guinea pigs in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. We also work to educate the public on the proper care of guinea pigs.


Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is registered with the Virginia State Corporation Commission as a charitable corporation. As such, all donations are tax-deductible.

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Labrador Retriever Rescue (Palmyra, Pennsylvania 17078) is an all-volunteer group whose purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome abused, abandoned, neglected, and unwanted Labrador Retrievers in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, Maryland suburbs, and parts of central Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of New Jersey.


The rescue has purebred Labrador Retrievers available for adoption, and occasionally has Lab mixes available as well.

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GRREAT (Falls Church, Virginia 22043) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization active in the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas. Its primary goal is to find qualified new homes for unwanted, stray, or abandoned Golden Retrievers. GRREAT places approximately 300 Golden Retrievers each year, through its foster care program.

The majority of dogs are turned in by their previous owners, but GRREAT also works in conjunction with area shelters and local SPCAs. Each dog is placed into a volunteer foster home, where the temperament, energy level, and habits of the dog can be evaluated. This allows GRREAT the opportunity to select a home for each dog that meets its individual needs. The dogs are spayed or neutered, updated on vaccinations, tested for heartworm and intestinal parasites, and started on heartworm/intestinal worm preventative. The average stay in foster care is two weeks.

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The mission of the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County (Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879) is to enhance the lives of Montgomery County, Maryland residents and animals through programs directed at education, adoption, animal shelter, and low-cost spay/neuter.

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The AWLMC is committed to ending the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Montgomery County Maryland. With this in mind, AWLMC is partnering with the county shelter to help save the most at-risk animals. Currently, AWLMC is only working with cats. They hope to be able to add a dog program soon.

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The mission of Small Paws® Rescue Inc., a charitable, Federal not-for-profit organization, is to rescue and supply non-aggressive Bichons, nationwide, with love, shelter, food, human companionship, and medical care, until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened loving home, as the rescue’s resources allow.

Small Paws takes responsibility for each Bichon rescued and placed. should they ever need to return to Small Paws during their lifetime.

Small Paws Rescue Inc. is composed of approximately 6000 people in 26 countries, and over eight hundred volunteers across America. The volunteers are willing to foster, transport, or otherwise assist in this massive rescue effort. Small Paws is supported entirely by donations and fund raisers.

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Lab Rescue of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac (Silver Spring, Maryland 20915) rescues Labradors and Labrador/Golden mix dogs in the Washington D.C. metro area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland.

Lab Rescue of the LRCP also provides a referral service for owners seeking to place their Labradors in new homes. It is similar to other animal placement groups such as shelters and humane societies, but it specializes in Labradors.

The orphans Lab Rescue of the LRCP receives are first evaluated for temperament and then placed with foster families where they are loved, exercised, and further evaluated as they await adoption. All of the dogs are provided with rabies and distemper shots, heartworm checked and, if possible, spayed/neutered.

Lab Rescue of the LRCP places over 650 Labradors each year.

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Virginia German Shepherd Rescue (Sterling, Virginia 20167) was established in 2001 to help save the lives of abandoned and unwanted German Shepherd Dogs in the Virginia / Washington, D.C. / Maryland area.

The adoption process includes an application with references, and a mandatory home visit. All dogs are given their vaccinations and neutered or spayed prior to adoption.

VGSR’s goal is match the right GSD to the right home. The rescue wants this to be a “forever” family member.

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BREW was founded in February 1999 by Laura Charles Johnson, in response to the growing number of Beagles in the Washington, D.C. area who need help.

Laura had worked in rescue for more than a year before founding BREW. As Laura became more involved in rescue, she learned most breeds were represented by local rescue groups; beagles were the exception. BREW became incorporated in February 1999, and received its non-profit determination from the IRS in April 2000.

BREW is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming Beagles. The main focus is Beagles in shelters who are faced with imminent extermination. BREW works with shelters and animal control facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. It adopts Beagles to local families and has also placed beagles in homes in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, to name a few.

In addition to its rescue efforts, BREW is dedicated to increasing public awareness of pet overpopulation and encouraging pet owners to spay and neuter their pets. Towards that end, no Beagle over six months of age is adopted from BREW without being spayed or neutered. BREW also works to alert people about the disadvantages of purchasing pets from a pet store.

BREW’s headquarters are located in the Washington/Baltimore area (northern Virginia); it has an affiliate that serves the Midwest region.

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Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (Charlottesville, Virginia 22911) performs Basset Hound rescue in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and parts of Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Basset Rescue of Old Dominion (BROOD) was formed in the fall of 1996 by a small group of Basset Hound lovers who wanted to offer a more customer-friendly approach to adopting a Basset.

BROOD finds homes for around 150 Basset Hounds every year.

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